Lady Builders Start 2014 Holding Off Washington & Lee 64-61

Lady Builders Start 2014 Holding Off Washington & Lee 64-61

FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 64, Washington & Lee 61

RECORDS: Apprentice School 8-3, Washington & Lee 3-6

LOCATION:  Lexington, VA

ON THE COURT

Sophomore Kenya Wilkerson scored a season-high 16 points and senior Courtney Collins added 15 as The Apprentice School held off a furious second-half rally from Washington & Lee University to take a 64-61 win on Friday night.

The Lady Builders jumped out to a 12-2 lead at the 15:34 mark on a jumper from Wilkerson.  Washington & Lee cut that deficit in half on three occasions over the next nearly five minutes as Samantha Sharman's jumper with 9:08 left brought the hosts to 18-13.

Apprentice School then turned up the defensive pressure and went on a 15-0 run over the ensuing 6:24 as a Collins layup with 2:44 left put the Lady Builders up 33-13.

In the second half, the hosts cut the deficit to 39-32 on a free throw from Shelbi Hendricks with 13:21 left.  Apprentice School pushed the lead back to 51-37 on a Wilkerson layup at the 9:09 mark.  W&L had a final run as Hendricks hit a pair of free throws with five seconds left to make it 64-61.

BEHIND THE BOXSCORE

  • In that 15-0 run by the Lady Builders in the first half, they held the Generals to an 0-for-8 from the floor, 0-for-2 from the foul line and forced three turnovers.
  • The 64 points was the second lowest output by the Lady Builders this year, only ahead of a 60-point outing against St. Joseph's College-Brooklyn on December 1.
  • Wilkerson added six rebounds, five steals and four assists to go with her team-high 16 points.
  • April McCoy just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.
  • Freshman Julissa Riddick topped the team in rebounds with 11.

NEXT UP

Apprentice School finishes its two-game swing against the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as they face Emory & Henry College in a 2 pm tip on Saturday afternoon.